SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Quick Quack Car Wash, a growing chain of exterior-only, express car washes, has been recognized by Inc. Magazine in the fourth annual Inc. 5000 as the 612th fastest growing private company in America. This marks the first time that any car wash operator has ever been named to the list.
"The leaders of the companies on this year's Inc. 5000 have figured out how to grow their businesses during the longest recession since the Great Depression," said Inc. president Bob LaPointe. "The 2010 Inc. 5000 showcases a particularly hardy group of entrepreneurs."
Quick Quack was founded in 2004 as Splash & Dash Car Wash in Carmichael, California and quickly grew from a single car wash location to 13 locations in three states, including the acquisition and adoption of the Quick Quack Car Wash brand in 2007. Quick Quack earned its ranking on this year's list with an extraordinary three year growth rate of 489%. Quick Quack was also ranked #35 in the "Consumer Products and Services Industry."
"We are thrilled and honored to be recognized by Inc. Magazine along side all of the tremendous companies on this list," said Jason Johnson, President of Quick Quack Car Wash. "We are passionate about providing our customers with a fast and clean carwash experience. That we have been able to grow in this economically challenging environment is just a testament to an amazing team of employees and our loyal customers."
About Quick Quack Car Wash
The Quick Quack Car Wash concept grew out of a desire to get cars clean using the best technology and to do it extremely fast. Quick Quack is best known for its industry beating low starting price of $14.95 per month for "Wash All You Want" Unlimited Car Wash memberships. Fully automated and computerized, the high-quality and environmentally-friendly carwashing system uses brushless, all-cloth equipment and filtered, recycled water. The customer stays in the vehicle while being automatically guided through the glass enclosed open-air tunnel where the vehicle is soaked, soaped, washed, polished, rinsed with spot-free water, and blown dry all in a matter of minutes. Additional information is available online at www.DontDriveDirty.com.
About the Inc. 5000
The 2010 Inc. 5000, unveiled today on Inc.com, serves as a unique illustration of the profound changes taking place in the U.S. economy. The Government Services sector showed the biggest gain in terms of the number of companies on the list, up 33 percent from last year to 335 companies. Government Services was also the second-fastest-growing sector in terms of median revenue growth, posting a 202 percent gain over the 2006-2009 measuring period. More than half of these companies are based in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. The fastest-growing sector by median revenue growth was Real Estate, now just a tiny group of 38 young, small companies, which showed 231 percent median growth over the period. (There were 121 Real Estate firms on the inaugural Inc. 5000 in 2007.) Business Products & Services is the top industry by number of companies on the list (640) and total revenue ($80.7 billion), while Health is the biggest by total employment (287,726 jobs).
Despite the fact that most of this year's measuring period of 2006-2009 took place during the latest recession, aggregate revenue among the companies on the list actually increased to $321.6 billion, up more than 50 percent from last year. The effects of the recession are seen, however, in the median three-year growth rate, which dropped to 96 percent from last year's 126 percent. This year's Inc. 5000 employ a record 1.4 million people, up from one million on last year's list. With unemployment remaining stubbornly high, policymakers and business leaders will do well to look to the Inc. 5000 companies for fresh ideas on achieving growth and creating jobs.
Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found on www.inc.com/5000.
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